Monday, August 24, 2009

Gerai Thong Kee @ Medan Selera PJ Old Town

If you were born in the 80s (or before) and lived near or in PJ then I'm pretty sure you would know where the Medan Selera in PJ Old Town is. This place is an institution that has withstood the test of time. I'm amazed that this place still exists and that it looks essentially the same as it did 20 years ago.

Personally I don't have any memories of the specific stalls that I frequented as a kid but I have been going back to this place recently for this one stall that sells one hell of a fried "sang meen". This stall is stall #47, Gerai Thong Kee.

About as old school as it gets here in KL.

Fried "sang meen"

So what's "sang meen"? You know the noodle you get with wantan noodles? That's the one... maybe :) I don't know for sure but they are both very similar. However I swear "sang meen" usually has a very eggy taste to it while your typical wantan noodles do not.

This picture doesn't do the dish any justice. This stall serves the best fried "sang meen" I have ever eaten (of course, if you know any better I would love to hear from you). I'm not sure how to describe it but the feeling of eating something fried, that looks dry but is actually a little wet and has an eggy aftertaste with lots of crunchy vegetables is quite unbeatable.

Pork Satay

There's a satay stall nearby that sells pork satay. The pork satay rocks as well. I can't figure out why business isn't better for the satay stall.

Aside from that, the Medan Selera is also famous for it's ais kacang drinks (though I personally have not tried them recently). If it's your first time there you might also be surprised to find that food court also has Indian and Malay tenants... very muhibbah.

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